Dallas, TX — Against The Grain Productions is proud to announce the Designer Line-up and Emcees for its 10th (and final) Fashion for a Passion charity event, which takes place Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at sixty five hundred located at 6500 Cedar Springs Road in Dallas. Fashion for a Passion has become significant as a place to discover talent, serving as a launchpad for Asian American designers such as Khanh Nguyen of Nha Khanh and Jerry Matthews of Nine Muses, who have all gone on to notable fashion careers. This year’s Presenting Designers range in focus from children wear to contemporary and evening wear. Each has created a brand recognized locally and internationally. The event line-up will also include a “retrospective scene” that honors designers from the past decade of FFAP shows for their years of support.
As one of Dallas’ hottest fashion tickets and fall charity events, the evening has made its name as a platform that showcases emerging Asian American artists and musical performers. “For this milestone celebration, we decided to shake things up,” said President/Co-Founder Tammy Nguyen Lee. “We wanted to pay homage to our roots, celebrate our achievements as an organization and also look toward the future to where ATG is evolving.”
To make this landmark show come together in a fresh way, Tammy tapped the talents of Shadia Lee, a protégé of runway guru Jan Strimple. Said Shadia, “We hope to honor the growth and transformation of FFAP, a decade of supportive hands and hearts for bringing the dreams of so many children to fruition and to deliver an unforgettable show.”
In addition to our traditional runway event, ATG will present the first ever Groundbreaker Awards to Quynh Chau Stone, Daniel Eng and Khanh Nguyen, three individuals who embody the spirit of ATG – “excellence in your chosen career path, leadership to pave the way for others, a servant’s heart to help and improve the lives of those around us and sharing ATG’s vision of ‘One Voice. Many Stories.’”
The evening begins with a reception of tasty bites from Chef Uno Immanivong (Chino Chinatown/Red Stix) and cocktails where guests can sip and enjoy musical entertainment, a silent auction/raffle, featured artwork, a retrospective show of past designers and concludes with a fashion show and live auction.
Proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales, silent, art and live auctions as well as support from generous sponsors benefit ATG’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarships for student artists and leaders and community outreach programs in the U.S. to inspire, educate and entertain the community.
General Admission and VIP Reserved Tickets range from $75 to $150 and will be on sale at www.AgainstTheGrainProductions.com/events/ffap starting in early August. Sponsorships are currently available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.